Malden Catholic Celebrates 89th Commencement

Graduates from Reading

  • Conall Cruickshank
  • Jessica Damerjian
  • Elizabeth Foy
  • Caroline Sewall
  • Avery Turner

MALDEN, MA– On Saturday, May 18, 2024, Malden Catholic celebrated the 89th Commencement ceremony with 188 graduates from the Boys and Girls Divisions. The Class of 2024 commencement was held in the Doherty Gymnasium with more than 1,000 family members, faculty and staff in attendance.  

The ceremony started with an invocation by Malden Catholic Principal Jeffrey P. Smith ’95, P’24, ’26 and was followed with the MC Girls Division’s Valedictory Address by Grace Ryan ’24 of Medford. Ryan encouraged fellow graduates to embrace the journey with courage, learn from each misstep, and craft a future that resonates with your true self. She stated how each choice and experience is a step towards becoming the person you are meant to be.

The presentation of candidates by Malden Catholic Principal Jeffrey P. Smith ’95, P’24, ’26, Boys Division Leader Robert Gregory, Girls Division Leader Jeanne Lynch-Galvin P’16, Dean of Students Gary M. Moela and Dean of Community, Culture and Equity Erga Pierrette ’21,’23,’27 was followed by the conferral of diplomas by MC President John K. Thornburg. Rocco Carbone ’24 of Medford then delivered the MC Boys Division’s Valedictory Address where he commented on how each moment is a chance to learn, grow, and make a positive impact. He encouraged his classmates to step forward with confidence, knowing that the journey ahead is full of possibilities.

Malden Catholic 2024 graduates will attend some of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities including Harvard, American University, University of Washington, Wellesley College, University of Notre Dame, Northeastern University, Boston College, Boston University, College of the Holy Cross, Morehouse College, Purdue University, Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University, just to list a few. 


Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities including Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Cornell, Brown, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Notre Dame, Northeastern, Boston College and College of the Holy Cross. Foundational to student success is Malden Catholic’s codivisional model which offers the best of both worlds, single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. Malden Catholic is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program. Malden Catholic curricula is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles and success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal. 

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